A Delhi team without four of its big international players went onto upset England in a warm-up One Dayer at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. It was a high scoring game in contrast to the recently played Indo-Pak third ODI. England batting first piled up 294 for 5 on the board in 50 overs with opener Ian Bell top scoring with 108 (from 125 balls with 10 fours and 2 sixes).
A fighting stand of 124 between Ian Bell and Jonny Bairstow rescued England in the Lord’s Test. By the close of play on Day 2, England are decently placed at 208 for 5 in 72 overs in reply to the visitors’ total of 309. Jonny Bairstow is still batting with a career best knock of 72*.